Category Archives: candy

On the road, again

TWGF:

Travelling while gluten free?  It can be done. The prep work is worth the travel without incident. The horror stories of travel without the gluten free prep work are dreadful. You probably don’t want to know about the “incidents”. Not really. Trust me. Take your own snacks.

We could fly, and be there faster, but driving is easier because we can pack more of our own snacks. Must. have. snacks.

In the snack bag for this trip, so far:

  • Glutino’s Pretzel Twists
  • TraderJoes carmel corn
  • gummy bears
  • Chocolate Chex
  • EnviroKids Crispy Chocolate Rice bars
  • cocoa mix and mini marshmallows
  • Trail mix, GORP (good old raisins and peanuts)
  • fruit snacks

We will have a cooler with our lunch sandwiches and some fruit, we also have a case of bottled water, a roll of papertowels. Throw in some last minute gear and we are good to go!

Snack on!

 

 

 

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GORP

Before I knew anything *at all* about Celiac, I liked GORP as a fast and tasty snack. Easy to mix up, fun to find in my lunch. Easy to keep a small container of it in my purse, easy to take on camping trips. Kinda all purpose snackable. And one serving of it actually has a big dose of protein. Some sugar too… so don’t go crazy, but I was surprised at the protien amount.

It is amazing to me how I had somehow negotiated my way to a general menu that really was pretty well free of gluten before I had to go gluten free. It was just a few things that I had to either give up (beer) or find new substitutes (pretzels).

My advice to new celiacs, besides “don’t cheat”, is to figure out what you are ALREADY eating that is gluten free, then find new stuff to fill in the other areas of the menu. It is soooooo much easier now to find acceptable food in regular grocery stores than it was even a few years ago. Online ordering rocks when you can’t find it anywhere near you.

Stick to the meat and veggies and you really can’t go wrong. Until you need a snack. This is where the gorp comes in. *GORP=Good-Old-Raisins-and Peanuts*-mmmmm                   Stock up.

*GORP*

This is the ratio that I use, the bag of M&M’s in the picture is larger… please note.

  • 1 – 19 oz bag of plain M & M’s “large”
  • 1 – 16 oz can of salted Planter’s peanuts
  • 1 – 15 oz box of golden raisins

Mix. Pack. Snack.

Oh my.

Marshmallow Peeps

My PEEPS!

They are not only gluten-free, but they are also soy and egg-free.  Be still my heart.

I heart PEEPS.  Is it any wonder that candy that does not make me sick is surprisingly a fav? really??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peepspeeps

 I hoarded the Halloween ghost PEEPS, until the Christmas PEEPS were out. But I have now gone completely through my stash of Christmas PEEPS and am looking forward to all the Easter PEEP-y goodness that is bound to hit stores shelves any darn second. It’s only six weeks until Easter… they should have it out soon.

PEEPS!